Mozambique in May

May

Dry season begins in May, and it’s one of the best times to travel – the beaches are looking lovely, and there are near-perfect conditions for diving and enjoying close encounters with marine life.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 27°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 16°C
  • Average rainfall = 30mm (south), 60mm (north)
  • Average daylight = 11 hours

WHAT’S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE IN MOZAMBIQUE IN MAY?

  • Days feature clear blue skies and light breezes
  • May is the start of dry season, and ideal for sightseeing
  • Temperatures are warm
  • We recommend packing light layers.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING MOZAMBIQUE IN MAY?

  • This is one of the best months for taking a trip to the coast, as the waters are clear and the waves are calm
  • There aren’t many mosquitoes about
  • Conditions for diving and enjoying close encounters with marine life are near perfect
  • May is excellent for exploring Ilha de Moçambique and Ibo Island, World Heritage Sites off the country’s northern coast
  • The Azgo festival, Mozambique’s biggest arts and culture event, takes place in capital city Maputo
  • The beaches along the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos are looking particularly idyllic this month, providing superb photo opportunities.

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • Western Europe’s summer school holidays start towards the end of the month, so property prices are on the rise
  • If you travel during the final week or so of the month, you might encounter a lot of other tourists.
  • Properties tend to book up quickly for May half term, so if you plan to travel during this period it’s recommended to book in advance.